Carlo Up For The Cup

January 23, 2010

Deepdale plays host to an FA Cup fourth round tie between Preston North End and Chelsea. Preston North End reached this stage by thrashing Colchester United 7-0, whilst Chelsea were victorious over Watford 5-0. Curiously, Carlo Ancelotti has named his side already and without doubt it is one strong enough to beat Preston. Hilario, Ferreira, Alex, Terry and Zhirkov make up the back five, Belletti, Ballack, Lampard and Deco the…


Sunderland Seen Off

January 18, 2010

Chelsea shellacked Sunderland 7-2 on Saturday to consolidate their position at the summit of the Premier League. Nicolas Anelka and Frank Lampard scored a brace apiece, whilst Florent Malouda, Ashley Cole and Michael Ballack also scored one each. For Sunderland, former Blue Boudewijn Zenden and their top scorer Darren Bent found the net. As expected, Belletti started in midfield, but there was no place for Daniel Sturridge in the starting…


Beware The Black Cats

January 16, 2010

Chelsea resume their league campaign at Stamford Bridge against Sunderland this afternoon. It’s been 19 days since our last league action but nonetheless Chelsea are still one point clear at the top of the table, albeit still with a game in hand over Manchester United. Drogba, Kalou, Mikel and Essien are all still away on international duty, whilst Deco and Jose Bosingwa are still injured. It could mean more action…


To Hull And Back

January 8, 2010

Chelsea resume Premier League duties away at Hull City this weekend, Chelsea coming off the back of a 5-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup, and Hull City a 4-1 thrashing away at Wigan Athletic. Incidentally, on loan Chelsea winger Scott Sinclair scored the final goal for Wigan. Chelsea have Drogba, Essien, Mikel and Kalou away at the African Cup of Nations. Nicolas Anelka may well be fit, however…


That Sepp Blatter!

January 7, 2010

This isn’t a good start. I was determined that everything on this site was going to be about Chelsea, but something caught my beady eye this morning and I just had to let off a little steam. I promise you it’s Chelsea related though, albeit somewhat tenuously and with a generous dollop of Blue. Does anyone pay attention to what Sepp Blatter has to say about the state of football…


Preston North End: Been There, Done That

January 5, 2010

Following Chelsea over the years has brought many highs and lows, but one of the strangest set of memories for me goes back over forty years to the 4th round in January and February of 1969. Over the previous four seasons we’d reached the sixth round, two semi-finals and lost to T*tt*nh*m in the first all-London final. Dave Sexton was manager having taken over from Tommy Docherty fifteen months earlier….


Blues Give Watford What For

January 4, 2010

Chelsea sealed their passage to the FA Cup fourth round with an emphatic 5-0 win over Watford at Stamford Bridge. Two goals from Daniel Sturridge, plus goals from Florent Malouda, Frank Lampard and an own goal from John Eustace were more than enough for victory. As predicted, the side was a mix of youth and experience, with Hilario, Belletti, Sturridge and the underutilised Zhirkov included, as well as Matic, Kakuta…


Spotlight: Kerry Dixon

January 3, 2010

Kerry Dixon was a classic English centre forward, and a master goalscorer. His strength, ability in the air and eye for goal saw him score 193 goals for Chelsea over nine seasons. In addition to his exploits at club level, during his time at Chelsea he was capped by England and travelled to the 1986 World Cup, where he made a substitute appearance against Portugal. Dixon scored four times in…


Another Year, Another Chelsea Site

January 2, 2010

So, if you’re reading this you’re probably a Chelsea fan. Chances are, like many of us, you scour the internet for scraps and news about the football club you love to follow. We know you do, we do it too, but there’s a problem with so many Chelsea sites these days that, borne out of frustration, led a few Chelsea supporters who’ve been heavily involved in the running of Chelsea…


Watford Approach

January 1, 2010

Chelsea host Watford in the FA Cup Third Round this Saturday in the first match of the New Year, and indeed the new decade. Chelsea ended 2009 with a rather shaky December and will be looking to kick start 2010 with a strong January, beginning with this FA Cup tie. Expect the likes of Gael Kakuta, Fabio Borini and Daniel Sturridge to feature heavily as Chelsea are without Didier Drogba,…